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SET AND EXHIBIT DESIGNER

Published February 14, 2014
The Bureau of Historical Museums is open for applications to apply for their Museum Artist position. A background in fine arts/design is required with museum experience as an added advantage. Please see below for details as to the requirements and application process.
45000606-51225700-20140207100001 — Museum Artist
Agency: State
Working Title:  MUSEUM ARTIST
Broadband/Class Code:  27-1027-01
Position Number:  45000606-51225700
Annual Salary Range:  $24,579.60
Announcement Type:  Open Competitive
City:  TALLAHASSEE
Facility:  R. A. Gray Building
Pay Grade/ Pay Band:  BB003
Closing Date:  2/19/2014

OCCUPATION PROFILE

JOB FAMILY: ARTS, DESIGN AND MEDIA
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
OCCUPATION: SET AND EXHIBIT DESIGNERS 27-1027
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PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY
POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, BUREAU OF HISTORICAL MUSEUMS
RESPONSES TO QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M. EST ON THE CLOSING DATE
RELATIVES OF CURRENT FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A SECURITY BACKGROUND CHECK AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IN ORDER TO CONDUCT THIS BACKGROUND CHECK.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Produces original art and does graphic production work for exhibits and publications, including painted
backgrounds.Assists in fabrication and illustration of exhibit and program elements.

Prepares conceptual and study sketches and models for exhibits.

Plans and details graphic elements of Museum of Florida History exhibits and programs.

Operates and maintains graphics production equipment and supervises interns and volunteers doing graphics
production work.

Makes recommendations to exhibit designers dealing with selection of media, color, illustrations, and other graphic
elements and publications and specifies materials and supplies for graphics production and maintains inventory.

Performs historical and informational research relating to subject matter of assigned exhibits, illustrations, graphics,
and object reproductions.

Maintains exhibits.

Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Design or related field and two (2) years experience working professionally in design and illustration.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to design and produce publications.
Ability to use computer graphic and design software.
Ability to create digital designs using a Macintosh computer and Adobe Creative Suite software for print, exhibit and museum program applications.
Ability to create original art and illustration through drawing and painting techniques.
Knowledge of contemporary design techniques and processes.
Knowledge and ability to create a variety of educational materials to enhance programs.
Knowledge and ability to create digital e-flyers for email purposes.
Knowledge of social networking media applications.
Ability to provide conceptual designs to fabrication staff for production of exhibit components.
Ability to create mock ups of print and exhibit materials.
Ability to construct 3-D models of exhibit components.
Knowledge of design and preparation of museum exhibits.
Knowledge of art/artifact handling.
Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule and implement multiple museum design projects simultaneously.
Ability to use a personal computer to produce reports, conduct research and maintain records.
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize project materials and records including electronic files.
Ability to work in a team setting and maintain effective working relationships with museum staff, department staff, volunteers, the general public, and representatives from other museums.
Ability to follow all museum and department policies and procedures.
PREFERRED (NOT REQUIRED) KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Two (2) years of museum experience.
Possession of a valid drivers’ license.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace.  All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act. 
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, eligible veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  All documentation is due by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.  Documentation is based on the type of veteran preference claim.  For information on the supporting documentation required, click hereApplicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110. 
Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.   For more information, please visit the SSS website: 
https://www.sss.gov/default.htm
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